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Carlos Fuentes

1928 - 2012

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Carlos Fuentes Macías (; Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈfwentes] (listen); November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura (1962), Terra Nostra (1975), The Old Gringo (1985) and Christopher Unborn (1987). In his obituary, The New York Times described Fuentes as "one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world" and an important influence on the Latin American Boom, the "explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s", while The Guardian called him "Mexico's most celebrated novelist". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Fuentes has received more than 700,479 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Carlos Fuentes is the 702nd most popular writer (up from 717th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Panama and the most popular Panamanian Writer.

Carlos Fuentes is most famous for his novels, including the Death of Artemio Cruz and Terra Nostra.

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  • 63

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  • 5.05

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Among writers, Carlos Fuentes ranks 702 out of 5,755Before him are Pierre de Ronsard, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Władysław Reymont, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neal Cassady, and Berossus. After him are Jacinto Benavente, Dashiell Hammett, Jean Froissart, Arto Paasilinna, John Dos Passos, and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.

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Among people born in 1928, Carlos Fuentes ranks 40Before him are Alberto Korda, Martin Cooper, Hans Küng, Geert Hofstede, Maya Angelou, and Domenico Modugno. After him are Lina Wertmüller, Tommaso Buscetta, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Hardy Krüger, Manfred Gerlach, and Peyo. Among people deceased in 2012, Carlos Fuentes ranks 27Before him are Tony Scott, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, and Sven Hassel. After him are Larry Hagman, Sergey Sokolov, Stephen Covey, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, and Kiro Gligorov.

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In Panama

Among people born in Panama, Carlos Fuentes ranks 3 out of 66Before him are John McCain (1936) and Manuel Noriega (1934). After him are Edward A. Murphy Jr. (1918), Omar Torrijos (1929), Roberto Durán (1951), Rubén Blades (1948), Billy Cobham (1944), Miguel Bosé (1956), Diego de Almagro II (1520), Guillermo Endara (1936), and Laurentino Cortizo (1953).

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Among writers born in Panama, Carlos Fuentes ranks 1

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